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Offered by:
Jigsaw Youth Club
 
Location(s): Lenton and Wollaton East
 
Address where volunteering takes place: c/o Monty Hind Training Centre Leengate Nottingham NG7 2LX  

How many places are on offer?

4

Purpose of Role:

Be a buddy at Jigsaw Youth Club. Whatever your skill level or knowledge the most important thing to us is your time and friendliness, if you think you could spare some time to help us we would be pleased to hear from you.


Role Description:

Jigsaw provides a youth club for young people with Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. Our buddies are expected to befriend young people who attend the club and encourage them to take part in activities. Activities include computer gaming, pool, snooker, table tennis, arts & crafts, sports such as football, badminton, basketball. We also do activities and residentials during holiday times. Buddies are expected to be clear thinking and to be able to focus on providing a non-judgmental role model for the young people who attend the club.

The role is important as the majority of the young people who attend the club are seeking friendship and social interaction. We would like our buddies to be able to think outside of the box and have a proactive involvement in programme planning and provision.

 
Skills and Qualifications:

It is essential that the volunteer is friendly and patient.

 
When required:

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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

16+

 
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
 
How long before volunteer can expect a response?
How long to complete training and recruitment?
 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out?
DBS Disclosure required? Yes
 

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